Alex Biega never doubted he had the ability to play in the NHL. All he needed was a chance — one he certainly took advantage of Monday night. The 26-year-old defenseman scored the winning goal in his first career game, and the Vancouver Canucks held on during a chaotic final 30 seconds for a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
The Wild had their very physical players leading the way in Monday night’s victory over the Canucks.
Roberto Luongo was a lot better in Minnesota than he’d been in the past. Still, he wasn’t quite good enough to extend Vancouver’s seven-game winning streak.
Zach Parise had two goals and an assist, Niklas Backstrom had 25 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat Vancouver 4-2 Sunday night to move into a first-place tie with the Canucks.
Corey Schneider made 22 saves and Mason Raymond had a power-play goal and an assist in the second period to lead Vancouver past the sputtering Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Thursday night, the fourth straight win for the Canucks.
Erik Christensen’s power-play goal late in the second period gave Josh Harding and the Minnesota Wild a long-sought win, 2-0 over the suddenly sputtering Vancouver Canucks on Monday.
Roberto Luongo took a big step toward getting back on track.
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Sami Salo left Monday’s game against Minnesota after being hit by a slap shot late in the first period. He did not return.
Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu returned Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks after missing 11 games with a broken finger.
Manny Malhotra had a goal and an assist, Cory Schneider stopped 27 shots and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Tuesday night.
The Vancouver Canucks have granted forward Rick Rypien an indefinite leave of absence. Earlier in the season, Rypien got a six-game suspension from the NHL after grabbing a fan on his way to the dressing room in Minnesota.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Vancouver Canucks center Rick Rypien pushed a fan in the game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Rypien and Minnesota’s Brad Staubitz, who fought in the opening period, were about […]